Saturday, November 8, 2008

500 Posts! (and a celebration give-away)

* * wow * * 500 Posts since April 22, 2007! * *

Gosh, that is a remarkable amount of posting to do, and I must say that it is all my swap participants' faults! You know who you are . . . . and if you sent me your art to swap out, you helped to make those 500 posts : ) Thank you for making this so much fun and such a success in my eyes.

In honor of this milestone for creative swaps, I am going to offer you a chance to win one of 10 prizes I will be giving away. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post telling me why you visit the creative swaps blog or what you like about it. Just click on the word COMMENTS at the bottom of this post and another page will open up. Or, if you can see a bunch of comments, scroll all the way till the end of them and look for: Post a Comment. Write your comment in the box and (important): choose an identity - your blogger ID or an Open ID or 'Anonymous' if you do not have a Blog. Fill out the word verification and wait for me to approve your comment & post it - you are good to go!

This will be a RANDOM drawing and I will allow 2 weeks for the comments to come in, so I will be drawing winners on 11/22/08. If you do not correspond with me regularly, please add your email to your comment or email me privately so I can contact you, if you win! Here are the 10 prizes:

(there are 3 free registrations)


A collage pack . . .

A new book . . .





A box I collaged . . .
2 rubber stamps (new) . . .





The cover & the inside article I wrote for Expression Magazine on how to create a mini accordion book, autographed : )









I created this fabric collage especially for this drawing! . . . more on HOW I created this fabric collage is on my art blog -click to go there. Click on any photo for more details.


Make a comment to this post before 11/22/08 telling me why you visit the creative swaps blog or what you like about it -that will be your chance to win one of the 500 post celebration giveaway prizes!! THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments that have come in already, lenna

28 comments:

studiorose said...

Wow, what a nice giveaway! (That purse book is making me drool, seriously!)

I love the creative swaps site because we get to see not only the items that are swapped to us, but ALL the projects that are created for a specific swap. It's very inspiring and fun to imagine which creations you'll be getting in your envelope at the end of the swap. And you always take such great photos! My stuff looks so much better on your site than on mine. LOL

Diane D. said...

I visit your blog to get fuel to start my creativity going. Love seeing all the inspiration out there from all your swap participants.

teri c said...

YAY! Congrats Lenna! I enjoy your fabu swaps and love seeing what all of the talented artists who participate contribute. Your blog is an endless source of insiration. xo, Teri

Joan said...

I am fairly new to fabric collages so your site is so inspirational! Love to read about the swaps and especially to see the beautiful pictures and techniques!

Vickie said...

I always find inspiration when I visit Lenna's Creative Swaps. No matter if I am participating in a swap or not, the different interpretations and techniques I find fascinate me. It's one of my favorite places for eye candy!

craftirn said...

I love visiting the creative swaps blog to see all the quality work done. I also love to see all the different interpretations of a theme! I'm so glad you started this blog!!

Aly B said...

I was googling art quilts and altered art today and stumbled upon your blog; what amazing projects and inspiration! I started my second altered book tonight and I look forward to using some techniques I've found on here. Lovely stuff =)

Chi said...

I like the easy to enter contest! :D Congratulations on your milestone! :)

anastasia[at]mediamafia.org

Nina Originals said...

I've always loved the swaps you've done Lenna and really appreciate the way you run your swaps. The new method of paypal for sign ups is a great idea!

cmoh said...

Wow Lenna 500! That is a milestone, something to be very proud of.

I am so glad that I have been able to expereince so much art and so many different artist through your wonderful Swap Blog. I have learned a lot and value that more than anything elese in the world. thank you for doing what you do! I Greatly appreciate it and I am a better person/artist for meeting you.

Looking forward to post number 501 :)

Lenna Andrews said...

I am posting this for Cindy McMath, even though she said it was not necessary : ) I want her to have a chance on winning the giveaway!
Also, I think (?) you can leave a comment even if you do not have a blog URL by choosing "open ID" but I am not positive. I will check my blog settings. Here's Cindy's comment that she emailed to me:

Hi Lenna,

Your account won't let me leave a comment on your blog because I don't have a blog URL (looks like?). I tried to insert my picturetrail URL but it would still not accept the comment.

So here is what I wrote...

Lenna, congratulations on hitting the 500 posts milestone. You are right, it's your participants' faults - LOL. But seriously that is a testament to your reputation as a reliable swap hostess. Hats off to you my friend!

So - why do I come to the creative swaps site? Usually because I'm involved in one of your awesome swaps, but sometimes just to look at the eye candy. Other times just to poke around and see if there's something I'd like to play in. I'm sure I'd play in every one if there were time!

You always have such fun themes, and such a talented group of artists trading with you - a "Lenna swap" is always a safe bet!

Cindy :)

I am not trying to enter the giveaway, but I wanted you to see what nice things I wrote! :)

(Thank you, Cindy XO)

donnajean said...

Congrats on the milestone! and more importantly - thanks for all the time you give. Reading your blog is great inspiration and also helps me keep on track to try and experiment with new things and keep creating and enjoying life. Thanks for everything and to all who participate in your swaps that help inspire all of us!

Gunnels blog said...

So much goodies there are in your giwe away Lenna!
I use to read your blog(s) beacuse I got so much inspiration! So many creative people here are in the blogworld, and you share their and your beautiful art with us!

ScaryCheri said...

Congrats on your 500th Lenna. What a great give away. I won one of your give aways and love the things you sent so trying again. I come to your site for inspiration and eye candy. I learned how to do fabric pages from your tutorial. I love how you write about the pictures you post. It's always so upbeat and you keep it personal. I like that. I am sending my Shades of the Forest in the mail tomorrow. Thanks again for the encouragement. Hugz, Scary

ladyzukie said...

Lenna, congratulations on the Blogosphere 500! Without all the wonderful swaps you host there wouldn't be a 500!

Seeing all the wonderful projects that folks around the world create and share with others is what makes visiting your blog so special.

When there's a swap I've entered posted on your blog, my family in far off lands (mainely Maine!) get to see the stuff I've worked on and it's great to be able to share.

Viewing all the creativity is the way to recharge your own artistic batteries, especially when you need a little "charge". Thanks so much, Lenna!

Cynthia Zdanzukas

quiltcrazygal said...

When I discovered your site I fell in love with everything! I'm so happy to be in my first swap and look forward to many more. Thanks for making me feel so welcome! Congrats on 500! Yeah:)
Jenna Louise (Jennifer Morlock)

Anonymous said...

I love the art that is why I come to visit and to participate. I can't believe how many talented people there are out there and I enjoy each and every item that I recieve. It's so much fun to see what you get and not so much fun to see what your missing when you don't participate! Vicki Page

friedaquilter said...

Oh what a silly question! I mean, who could possibly resist your swaps, Lenna, they are always such a lot of fun, produce wonderful returns, are super efficiently organized, with great communication as you really are the very best hostess with the very mostest!!

JP said...

i love this blog and am so glad I found a long time and many swaps ago! - i love seeing what everyone else does in the swap and have learned soooo much that i am embarrassed at what I sent in my first swap! I also have lots of lovely pieces from across the world because of this blog

JP said...

I love this blog as I get to see what others do in the swaps which I find so inspiring - I have learned so much from the blog and am embarrassed by my first swaps!!!

Joanie Hoffman said...

I visit Creative Swaps because of the beautifula art and the chance to be a part of a "Lenna" swap!
Most of all, I love your encouraging words for each participant. You never, ever run out of good things to write.
Happy 500, dear Lenna. and many mooorre!
Happy days,
Joanie

Shannon Sawyer said...

I am a huge Creative Swap advocate and swapper because of several reasons. I love the comradery between all the participants. I have truly made so many on-line friends that I've never actually laid my eyes on since I started swapping and belonging to Creative Swaps and the different Yahoo groups. I know it's extremely time consuming for Lenna, but that's why I appreciate it all the more. I love how Lenna takes the time to scan &/or photograph everyone's entry and allows us to see them all on her site. I don't know about anyone else, but whenever I see my pieces on her site it makes me feel pretty special. And now that I've been a part of several of her swaps, I feel like I can't miss any that I'm capable of doing. I actually had not done one for awhile and I wrote Lenna to tell her I missed conversing with her. It has all become such a part of my life.

Anonymous said...

Lenna, I always love looking at the creative swaps blog. You've done such a tremendous job showcasing everyone's work plus you're always encouraging with your comments. I'm looking forward to participating again in the future. Rena

katelnorth said...

Great giveaway, Lenna. How can I resist. I really enjoy your swaps because you come up with such interesting and varied ideas for things to do - things I might never have thought of on my own. And of course, I love looking at all the eye candy - I know it's time consuming for you, but you know we appreciate all the photos!

catworx said...

What lovely prizes...I would be thrilled to win any of them!!!

Hope I do! :D

Monica said...

Swapping is making a gift for someone who enjoys receiving a home made gift.
Congratulations and thanks for providing all of us who love to make gifts a means and a forum to share our joy for giving and receiving.
Monica Smith Kerrville, TX

Wil Opio Oguta said...

Congratulations Lenna! It is always fun to see what kind of swaps you organise. As you probably guessed I love the quilties swaps :-)

Mercedes said...

What I can´t believe you have done so many post!!! I enjoyed a lot doing your creative swaps some months ago and I really think a place like yours is neccesary for all that artist who need to be in touch with others around the globe. Thanks so much for your time and dedications, that´s important .

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